Thursday, May 21, 2009

Be inspired

I haven't mentioned Loung Ung for a while and then hey presto, has two articles about her, which you can read here and here. Loung is still hard at work on her 3rd book, but I'm not sure whether it's a fictional account based on Cambodians trying to return to the country from the US in the wake of events in 1975, or a book inspired by the life of her mother. I must find out more. Also read a conversation with Loung for World Pulse Magazine here.



Blogger Nimol said...

Hi andy,

I was read her book last 3 months. Title " First they killed my father ". This book, i've got from my classmate in bangkok. Many of my thai classmates read her. As i am cambodian, this is my first time i read book related to khmer rouge novel.

While I read her book, my arms hair raised up when I read the part about her life in the village where her farther got killed, when she went to the river with a bucket to collect water and then saw..also when I read about her imagination on how it must be looked like in the camp where one of her relatives die, etc.

I’m proud of author as she was young girl during 1970s, she trying to remember what happened to her and wrote to book as chronicle for khmer rouge history. During that time, she was 6 years old, a girl at her age shouldn’t remember in that much detail about what happening around. I believed this book is partly fiction and partly her memoire ( 50 % + 50 %).

Thanks for sharing.


May 21, 2009 at 5:01 PM  

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